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Publications in 2014

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014) Utdanningsnøkkelen. Klassekampen. 3 mars.2014.s.20

Birgit Brock-Utne  (2014) Usaklig svar på Svein Sjøbergs kritikk. Uniforum.3.sep.2014

Birgit Brock-Utne & Malcolm Mercer (2014) Languages of instruction and the question of education quality in Africa: a post-2015 challenge and the work of CASAS, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 44:4, 676-680, DOI:10.1080/ 03057925.2014.911979

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014) Education, democracy and development – does education contribute to democratisation in developing countries? International Review of Education: Volume 60, Issue 1 (2014), Page 145-147

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014) Language of instruction in Africa – the most important and least appreciated issue  International Journal of Educational Development in Africa  (IJEDA) Vol.1.No.1.pp.4 – 19.ISSN 2312-3540

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014) Part of the solution. In: Babaci-Wilhite,Zehlia (ed) Giving space to African voices: Rights to local languages and local curriculum.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers pp.xxi - xxii

Brock-Utne, Birgit  and Malcolm Mercer (2014 )Using African languages for democracy and lifelong learning in Africa: A post-2015 challenge and the work of CASAS. International Review of Education. Vol.60. no.6 . DOI 10.1007/s11159-014-9448-7. Published online 23.November 2014

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014)  Language as a contributor to post-MDG development perspectives in Africa. In: Hamish McIlwraith (ed) 2014  Language Rich Africa. Policy dialogue. The Cape Town Language and Development Conference: Looking beyond 2015.pp. 114 – 123. ISBN: 978-0-86355-756-9. London: British Council 2014 / E291

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2014) Erfaringer fra å leve I forskjellige kulturer. Plenumsforedrag holdt på Fagdag for Oslo PPT på oppdrag fra utdanningsetaten I Oslo kommune.17.oktober 2014.

Evalueringsrapporter:

Brock-Utne, Birgit (team leader) Dennis Banda, Beatrice Matafwali, Crispen Dirwai, (2014) From Blaming to Reflecting. An Evaluation of the Quality Education project(QEP) in Zimbabwe and Zambia carried out on behalf of Save the Children, Norway. Final report delivered 20. March 2014.151 pages

Brock-Utne, Birgit (team leader) ,Malcolm Mercer (2014) Norad’s Support to Education through Norwegian NGOs: a review. Final report. delivered 10.December 2014..88 pages.

Publications 2015:
Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2015). Language-in-Education Policies and Practices in Africa with a Special Focus on Tanzania and South Africa. In Zajda, Joseph. (Ed.), Second international handbook on globalisation, education and policy research. Dordrecht. Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-9492-3. pp.615 -633 (Due February 14,2015) , 856 p. 28 illus.249€    The link is:http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-017-9492-3

Brock-Utne,Birgit and Martha Qorro (2015) Multilingualism and Language in Education in Tanzania . In: Androula Yiakoumetti  (Ed) Multilingualism and Language in Education: Current Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Skinningsrud, Tone and Birgit Brock-Utne (2015)  Education in Norway. In Sprague,Terra (ed) Education in Western and Southern Europe outside the EU. London: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing .

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2015)  Language, literacy and democracy in Africa. In: Makalela, Leketi: New Directions in Language and Literacy Education..Cape Town:CASAS. (in press)

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2015) Decolonisation of knowledge in the African university. In: Amasa Ndofirepi and Michael Cross (Eds.)  Knowledge and Change in the African University: Challenges and opportunities. Joburg:

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2015) ) Language, literacy, power and democracy in Africa. Education and Society

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2015) English as the language of science and technology In: Babaci-Wilhite, Zehlia (Ed) Curriculum Change in Language and STEM subjects. Rotterdam/ Boston/Tapei:Sense Publishers

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2015 Education and international development: Theory, practice and issues By Clive Harber. Oxford: Symposium Books, Oxford, 2014, 272 pp. ISBN 978-1-873927-47-2 (pbk) Book review.  International Review of Education. Vol.61.

Conference presentations:       

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2014) En evaluering av lærerutdanningsprosjektet Quality Education Project (QEP) i Zimbabwe og Zambia. Foredrag holdt i regi av Redd Barna 31.mars 2014.

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2014). Umuhimu wa kutumia Kiswahli kama lugha ya kufundishia shule sekondari na elimu ya juu. Keynote given at Swahili Day. Arranged by the Swedish-Tanzanian Society. Stockholm: Bergshamra Skola. 7th June 2024

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2014) Language, literacy and democracy in Africa. Key-note presented at the conference on new Directions in Language and Literacy Education for Multilingual learners held on 8 – 10 August 2014 at the University of Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg, South Africa                                                   

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2014) Language, literacy, power and democracy in Africa. . Paper presented at the BAICE conference on Power, Politics and Priorities held at the University of Bath 8 -10 September 2014

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2014) Language and Democracy in Tanzania. In: Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe (ed) Language and Democracy in Southern Africa. Pretoria: Wits University Press. (in press)                                                                         


Publications in 2013

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2013) Globalisation and Inequality: Challenges to Education in Africa. World Studies in Education. Volume 14, Number 1, 2013 , pp. 17-36 (20 ISSN 1441-340X http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jnp/wse/2013/00000014/00000001/art00003;jsessionid=5rqs7be81b6.alexandra

 

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2013).Language of Instruction and Learning in Mathematics and Science in Some African Countries. African and Asian Studies . Vol.12. 83-99

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2013) Language and liberation. Language of instruction for mathematics and science: A comparison and contrast of practices focusing on Tanzania.  In: Carol Benson and Kimmo Kosonen (Eds.) Language Issues in Comparative

Education. Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Non-Dominant Languages and Cultures  SENSE PUBLISHERS/ ROTTERDAM / BOSTON / TAIPEI Chapter 4.pp. 77 -97. ISBN 978-94-6209-216-7 (paperback) ISBN 978-94-6209-217-4 (hardback) ISBN 978-94-6209-218-1 (e-book)

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2013) Teaching science for development – in whose language? In: Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (Eds)(2013) The role of language in Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics  Cape Town: African Minds. Ch.2.pp.11-33 ISBN: 978—1-920-677-02-2

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2013). Education in 2030: what would education look like in a largely poverty-free world? And how do we get there? Commonwealth Education Partnerships (CEP) 2013/2014. hhttp://www.cedol.org/commonwealth-education-partnerships/articles-201314/ release date is now mid-November (expected on the 15th).

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2013).The role of language in higher education in Africa. EAIE Forum. "EAIE Forum, Winter 2013. pp. 16–17. EAIE: Amsterdam http://www.eaie.org/home/publishing/publications/forum.html)

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2013).Language: Multilingual issues in developing countries. In: Wolhuter,Charl C, I Kamere, K Biraimah (eds)  A Student's Textbook in Comparative Education. Potchefstroom: Platinum Press, ISBN 978-1-86822-638,  pp 115-144 chapter 7. 397 pp .  978-1-86822-638 er ikke et gyldig ISBN fra bok/rapport

Conference presentations:  

Brock-Utne,  Birgit ( 2013) Changing language of instruction in Tanzania from English to Kiswahili What happened to all the policy drafts ?Paper presented at the 57th annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society held in New Orleans  March 10 -15  2013

Brock-Utne,  Birgit
and Malcolm Mercer ( 2013) Using languages that children know as the languages of instruction – a post 2015 challenge and the work of CASAS. Paper presented at the UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development – Education & Development Post 2015: Reflecting, Reviewing, Re-visioning. Oxford, 10–12 September 2013. Sub-theme: Evidence and Knowledge.


Publications in 2012

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012a). Language policy and science  could some African countries learn from some Asian countries? International Review of Education. Vol.58. No.4. pp. 481-503 . DOI 10.1007/s11159-012-9308-2 

 

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012b) Language and inequality:  global challenges to education. Compare. Vol. 42. No.5. 1-21.July 2012.    DOI:10.1080/03057925.2012.706453To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2012.706453

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BBrock-Utne, Birgit. (2012c). Learning for all of Africa’s children - in whose language? CCommonwealth Education Partnerships (CEP) 2012-2013. pp.147-151 hhttp://www.cedol.org/commonwealth-education-partnerships/articles-201213/

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BBrock-Utne, Birgit. (2012d). The centrality of women’s work for peace in the thinking, apublications and writings of Elise Boulding.  Journal of Peace Education. Vol. 9, No. 2,August 2012, 127–137- ISSN 1740-0201 print/ISSN 1740-021X online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17400201.2012.700198

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2012) Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania  In: Martha Qorro, Zubeida Desai, and Birgit Brock-Utne (Eds) Language of Instruction: A key to understanding what the teacher is saying. Dar es Salaam: KAD Associates .pp.1-24

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2011) Linking the Micro and Macro in Peace and Development Studies. In: Fink, George (Ed) Stress of War.  Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing – reprinting a table from that article

Conference presentations:                                                                                          

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) A gender perspective on peace education and the work for peace. Invited key note presented to pre-school teachers in New Zealand as part of an annual Teachers’ Refresher Course held on Thursday 12th of April at Whitby Hall, St.Hilda’s College, Dunedin

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) The Language of Instruction in Africa – an example of structural violence and neo-colonialism. Presentation at a student – staff seminar arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in sem.room 6 in St.David on Thursday 3rd of May

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) Language and Power. A public lecture arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in Room 203 of the Commerce Building on Wednesday 9th  of May

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) Are we educating boys for war and girls for peace? Invited lecture held at the Resource Center at the College of Education, University of Otago onThursday 17th of May

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) Gender and Peace.  Public  seminar arranged by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago and held in Burns 5 on Tues.22nd May

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2012) A Babble of Tongues? Peace, Power and the Role of Language.  A public lecture  arranged by the National Consultative Committee onDisarmament and the UNESCO Commission of New Zealand and held in St Andrews on the Terrace Meeting room annex in Wellington on Thursday 24th of May

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2012) Where have all the policy drafts gone? Key-note lecture presented at the International Conference on 50 Years of Kiswahili as a Language of African Liberation, Unification and Renaissance. Hosted by the Institute of Kiswahili Studies. University of Dar es Salaam and ACALAN, Bamako. Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th October 2012.


Publications in 2011

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2011) Languages and Education in Africa. A Comparative and Transdisciplinary Discussion. In: Lexander, Kristin Vold, Chantal Lyche and Anne Moseng Knutsen (Eds) Pluralité des langues, pluralité des cultures:regard sur l’Afrique et au-delá. Oslo: Novus Press. Pp.153-163

Brock-Utne.Birgit (2011) International security and Language: expanding the peace journalism framework. In: Ibrahim Seaga Shaw; Robert A.Hackett; Jake Lynch (Eds)  (2011) Expanding Peace Journalism: Critical and comparative perspectives. Sydney: Sydney University Press (in press)

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2011). The centrality of women’s work for peace in the thinking, actions and writings of Elise Boulding. The Journal of Peace Education (in press)

Conference presentations:                                                                                          

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2011) Teaching science for development – in whose language?  Presented at the LOITASA workshop at the university of Western Cape.  27 – 30 March 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and Liberation. Language of instruction in mathematics and science – the case of Zanzibar .Presented at the 55th Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society in Montreal in May 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and inequality - could Africa learn from Asia? Invited key-note presented to the Third General Assembly of the Asia-Africa Dialogue held at Hiroshima University from June 7th to 10th 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and inequality:  global challenges to education.

BAICE Presidential Address at the 11th UKFIET International Conference, Oxford,  16 September 2011


Publications in 2010

Books

Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai, Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45

Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (Eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds. ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9

Articles in books

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Gender, Socialization and Militarism  In: Young Nigel (ed): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace New York: Oxford University Press.Vol.2. pp. 207-210. ISBN 13: 9780 19-533-4685. ISBN 10: 019 533 468X

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Victims of sexual violence   In: Young Nigel (ed): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford University Press.Vol.4.pp.292-294. ISBN 13: 9780 19-533-4685. ISBN. 10: 019 533 468X. .

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Education for Development in hard times: The implementation of language of instruction policies in Africa – some results from the LOITASA project. In: Wolhuter, Charles C and Harold D. Herman(EDS) . Education for Development in Hard Times.Potchefstroom: The Platinum Press. Pp.21-40. ISBN 978-1-86822-589-7

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2010) Language and Culture for Development In: Macleans A. Geo-JaJa, M.  and  Suzanne Majhanovich, S. (Eds.). (2010). Education, Language,and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam/Boston/Tapei: Sense Publisher. Pp.109 – 127. ISBN 978-94-6091-193-4

Allan Pitman, Susan Majhanovich and Birgit Brock-Utne (2010) English as Language of Instruction in Africa, Policy,Power and Practice. In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers . Pp 1 -11 ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4

Brock-Utne, Birgit,  (2010) English as the language of instruction or destruction - How do Teachers and Students in Tanzania Cope? In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa Highlights from a project. Rotterdam/ Boston/ Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45. Pp.77- 99

Brock-Utne, Birgit and Zubeida Desai (2010) Expressing Oneself through Writing - a Comparative Study of Learners’ Writing skills in Tanzania and South Africa. In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45. pp11 - 33

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2010) Policy on the language of instruction issue in Africa – a spotlight on South Africa and Tanzania. In: Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds. pp.76 - 104. ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9

Brock-Utne Birgit and  Azaveli Lwaitama (2010) African philosophy – a Tanzanian perspective. In: Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds.pp.335 -351 ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9.

Birgit Brock-Utne, Zubeida Desai and  Martha Qorro (2010) Introduction. In:  Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds.pp.1 – 15.

Journal articles

Greta Bjørk Gudmundsdottir and Birgit Brock-Utne (2010): On the importance of piloting. Educational Action Research Vol.18. No.3. September 2010, 359–372.ISSN: 0965-0792

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2010). Research and Policy on the Language of Instruction Issue in Africa. International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 30. No.4.pp.636-645 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.03.004 ISSN: 0738-0593

Brock-Utne Birgit,  (2010) Book review of . James Page, 2008. Peace Education. Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. 231 pp, ISBN978-1-59311-889-1. International Review of Education. Vol.56. No.1. pp.192 -194 ISSN 0020-8566. DOI 10.1007/s11159-010-9154-z

Brock-Utne Birgit,  (2010) Book review of Adick, Christel (2008) Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft. Eine Einführung. International Review of Education. Vol.56. No.4.pp.509-510. ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Book review of Ragazzi, Rossella (2009) Walking on Uneven Paths. The Transcultural Experience of Children entering Europe in the Year 2000 International Review of Education. Vol.56 No.4.pp.498-501  ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne , Birgit (2010) Book review of  Baxter, Pamela and Lynne Bethke /2009) Alternative Education. Filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations. International Review of Education. Vol.56 . No.4.pp.480 -81.  ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne , Birgit (2010) Book review of Penson, Jonathan and Kathryn Tomlinson (2009) Rapid Response. Programming for education needs in emergencies. Paris:IIEP/  Reading:CfBT Education Trust.  175 pp. ISBN 978-92-803-1325-3 Compare. Vol. 40. No.6.pp.858-859. ISSN 0305-7925

Conference presentations:                                                                                           Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010)Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania. Presented at the 54th Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society in Chicago in March 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010)Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania. Presented at the LOITASA workshop in Dar es Salaam in May 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010) International security and Language: expanding the peace journalism framework Presented at the biannual meeting of the International  Peace Research Association, University of Sydney, July  5 - 9  2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010)The Economics of Language of Instruction in Africa – Examples from Tanzania. Co-authored with Fungisai Nota and presented at the BAICE conference at the University of East Anglia, Norwich  10 .12 September 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit and Fungisai Nota (2010) The Economics of Language of Instruction in Africa – Examples from Tanzania. Presented  at the conference "Africa in the Age of Globalization – conceptions and misconceptions" a conference organized in Ontario, Canada by the Brantford campus' interdisciplinary Contemporary Studies program, in association with the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa from October 28 to 30th  2010

 


 

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